U. of Phoenix recommended for reaccreditation, but doubts linger
- An Apollo Group corporate filing made public on Monday reveals that a review team from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools recommended that the University of Phoenix be reaccredited for 10 years, but placed on "notice" status for two years.
- Though the commission's Institutional Actions Council First Committee recommended reaccreditation for the for-profit education giant, it expressed concern over the U. of Phoenix's governance, student assessment and doctoral programs.
- The commission previously recommended probation, and that recommendation and the notice status recommendation will both be considered at the June 27 meeting of the Higher Learning Commission's Board of Trustees.
From the article:
A second review team considering reaccreditation of the University of Phoenix has raised questions about the sufficiency of its independence from its parent company, the Apollo Group, as well as the university's assessment of students and the level of research and faculty scholarship related to its graduate programs. But it is recommending less-stringent consequences than did the first review panel. ...
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